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What is the role of regulators in pet food marketing claims?
AAFCO’s potential ‘controlled copper’ label claim should be carefully considered.
Insights into Wet Pet Food Quality
Kemin Nutrisurance – Your partner in wet pet food. Brand Insights from Kemin.
Finding the ideal carrier for premixes
Learn about the possible options for premix carriers in pet food formulations.
Options for iodine fortification in dog and cat diets
Iodine is required by the dog and cat and is found at low levels in the basal ingredients thus necessitating supplementation in the diet.
Phytate, phosphorus, phytase for dogs, cats on plant-based pet foods
Phytate phosphorus may be a limiting factor in new plant-based pet foods. In addition to supplementation, use of a phytase enzyme may be needed to unlock the phosphorus and make it more bioavailable.
Calcium in pet foods: How to manage excess in modern formulas
The nature of higher-protein diets with a large quantity of rendered protein meals can be difficult to manage at the upper limits of calcium concentration and require several ingredient and formulation strategies to effectively control.
Phosphorus in pet diets: How do we manage it?
Source inconsistencies, differences in bioavailability and complex physiological controls make balancing dietary phosphorus a challenging process.
Bone broth: Add flavor, water, electrolytes to pet diets
Bone broth is an ancient food with deep cultural roots that pet owners have begun to embrace as a new approach to connect with their pets.
Processing Functional Ingredients
Remove the chemicals from my pet’s food
Is it possible to remove food “chemicals” from nutritionally complete pet foods and maintain a balanced formulation?
Ingredients and substances to avoid
Clean label pet food: How does mercury get into dog and cat foods?
Concern for mercury in pet food affects only certain cat and dog food products.
Clean label pet food: Are reports of heavy metals reliable?
Non-nutritional mineral levels in pet foods are not likely an issue.
Copper-associated liver disease in dogs: pet food issue?
While most evidence currently points to genetics, it’s possible that copper as a dietary ingredient plays some role.
Clay minerals: Do these ingredients have merit in petfood?
There are several petfoods on the market that contain clay minerals such as montmorillonite and bentonite. Inclusion of these earth elements at small amounts are purported to benefit our pets.
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